This double Chocolate Blended Baked Oatmeal uses banana, maple syrup, and dark chocolate chips to make a healthy and high-antioxidant breakfast perfect for meal prep! Doesn't hurt this simple breakfast also makes you feel like you're eating dessert!
I love starting my day with a bowl of oats!
They're so comforting, hearty and customizable. From Creamy Coconut Matcha Oatmeal to Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal, the flavoring options are pretty endless.And when you add in the option to bake and blend your oats, you can make a healthy breakfast that tastes and looks like dessert.
This recipe goes all-in on dessert flavors with dark chocolate, almond butter and maple syrup. However, it will keep you full and satisfied all morning, thanks to plenty of protein and fiber!
Ingredients for Chocolate Baked Oats
The list of ingredients for this vegan breakfast recipe is short and sweet! Here's what you need to make high-protein vegan chocolate baked oatmeal:
- Rolled oats. These are also sometimes called old-fashioned oats. Avoid quick-cooking oats, which won't hold up well in the oven and are lower in nutrients and fiber.
- Cocoa powder. Opt for unsweetened. You can also use cacao powder.
- Banana. Choose a soft, ripe banana or the sweetest flavor.
- Almond milk. Or any milk you like!
- Almond butter. This adds richness and flavor. You could use a different nut or seed butter if you prefer. Peanut butter will give you a dessert-like flavor.
- Maple syrup. Or use honey if you're not vegan.
- Baking powder. This helps the oats rise up like little cakes in the oven.
- Vanilla. To counter some of the bitterness of dark chocolate.
- Dark chocolate chips to really round out your chocolate for breakfast experience.
Making Blended Baked Chocolate Oatmeal
If you haven't tried baked or blended oatmeal yet, you're in for a treat.
The result of blending all of the ingredients together before baking is a cake-like texture that's puffy and light, with a decadent, rich center.
You'll need two oven-safe ramekins to bake your oats. Be sure to spray them well with cooking spray before filling them for easier clean-up.
Honestly, you won't believe how delicious these chocolate baked oats are – it will feel like you're eating a brownie!
Topping Chocolate Baked Oatmeal
Feel free to add fun toppings to your chocolate oatmeal bowls to serve! I like a drizzle of smooth almond butter.
Here are some other ideas to dress up your chocolate breakfast:
- Coconut flakes
- Honey Banana Turmeric Granola
- Fresh berries like raspberries and strawberries
- A dollop of coconut yogurt
- Chopped nuts
How to Increasing the Serving Size
This recipe serves two. However, you can easily increase the ingredients to make enough chocolate oatmeal to feed a crowd.
Simply scale everything up as necessary.
You can place all of the filled ramekins on a baking sheet for easy transfer to and from the oven. Or you could bake them in a muffin tin as a quick and easy meal prep breakfast idea for the week ahead!
More Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes
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Dark Chocolate Blended Baked Oatmeal
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- drizzle of almond butter
- Add the oats, banana, almond milk, almond butter, syrup, baking powder, extract, and salt into a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spray two ramekins with cooking spray. Pour the contents of the blender into the ramekins. Top with a few extra chocolate chips if desired.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake for 23 -25 minutes until the top is golden and the cake feels mostly firm to the touch. Remove and let cool slightly. Top with almond butter and enjoy.